First, the story that comes with this photo: I do not have classes on Tuesdays, so they are flexible days for me. I had a routine appointment with my physician in the morning and was heading to work when I passed by these solar panels, which also provide shade for cars parked at a commercial strip. I found them interesting and stopped to take a few photos. When I was finished, about to get into my car, out came a fellow from one of the businesses asking "Can I help you?" I was tempted to say, "No, not unless you can make the clouds disappear." Guessing his intentions, I said, "I like taking photos." Then he proceeded to tell me that they do sell those units but they have proprietary equipment on them and wanted to know who I work for. To make a long story short, he concluded by saying, "We would appreciate it if you did not take any more photographs." So there you go, my first industrial espionage gig!
Now for the educational part: I noticed that the solar panels were manufactured by Envision Solar. A google search revealed that they are a San Diego, CA based company. They claim to set themselves apart from the market with their unique offering of advanced, high quality solar with beautiful and iconic design. Their Solar Tree® structure is intended to work as a billboard for a companys green credentials while producing clean energy and improving the aesthetics of any parking lot. They have won numerous awards for their Solar Tree® structure and they claim it is becoming the worlds most recognized image for solar shade structures.
Envision Solar [Güneşi Gözünün Önüne Getir] (Endüstriyel Casusluk)
İlk olarak, bu fotoğrafın hikayesi: Benim Salı günleri dersim yoktur, bu yüzden benim için esnek günlerdir. Sabah doktorumla rutin randevum vardı ve ticari bir şeritte park etmiş otomobillere gölge de sağlayan bu güneş panellerini geçerken işe gidiyordum. Onları ilginç buldum ve birkaç fotoğraf çekmek için durdum. Bitirdiğimde, arabaya girmek üzereyken işletmelerin birinden "Size yardımcı olabilir miyim?" diye soran bir adam geldi. Ben, "Bulutları yok edemediğiniz değil sürece, hayır" diye cevap vermek istedim ama niyetini tahmin ederek, "Ben fotoğraf çekmeyi seviyorum" dedim. Sonra onların bu üniteleri sattıklarını ama onlara müseccel ekipman olduğunu söylemeye devam etti ve kimin için çalıştığımı bilmek istedi. Uzun lafın kısası, sözlerini şöyle tamamladı: "Daha fazla fotoğraf çekmezseniz biz çok seviniriz." İşte böyle, benim ilk endüstriyel casusluk işim!
Şimdi de eğitim bölümü: Ben güneş panellerinin Envision Solar [Güneşi Gözünün Önüne Getir] tarafından üretildiğini fark ettim. Bir google arama onun bir San Diego, CA merkezli şirket olduğunu ortaya koydu. Bunlar kendilerini güzel ve ikonik tasarım ile güneşi gelişmiş, yüksek kalitede eşsiz sunarak piyasadan ayırdıklarını iddia ediyorlar. Onların Solar Tree® (Güneş Ağacı) yapısı temiz enerji üretimini ve herhangi bir otoparkın estetiğini arttırırken bir şirketin çevreciliğini gösteren bir pano olarak çalışması için tasarlanmıştır. Solar Tree® yapısı için çok sayıda ödül kazanmıştırlar ve onun güneş gölgeliği yapıları için dünyanın en tanınmış görüntüsü haline geldiğini iddia ediyorlar.
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fabbs99 (10998) 2013-09-03 22:16
Great shot Murat
Have a great day
Kugart (1762) 2013-09-04 0:30
Good shot of the solar panels on what seems to be a particularly dull day. I suppose weather is not important when it comes to Industrial espionage . Solar panels are not that popular where I come from, instead we have large ugly wind turbines popping up all over the countryside spoiling the natural beauty of the environment .
Nicou (105629) 2013-09-04 1:39
Qeulle compo et iamge superbe avec ces buissons et ces paneaux blanc quel effet et image de modernité.
bravo et amitié
ikeharel (43877) 2013-09-04 2:31
The sun is much in need for those panels, Murat, and seeing cloudy sky aloft in the picture, may result with poor electic-current for use.
A groing number of countries, had adopted this sys., and you can see panels almost everywhere.
Funny story about the guy coming on you - with a camera in hand, one has to be extremely caution, you never know whom you'd encounter...
Miguel82 (14332) 2013-09-04 6:17
It's a pity that they said that to you, an exaggerated attitude in my opinion Murat, they're just common solar panels and it's a good illustration to renewable energies
Good daily life story and presentation of that way to produce electricity, regards
kato (9492) 2013-09-04 22:26
You're offering Solar panel as one of clean energy in current days, so it has a possibility of energy which changes to dangerous nuclear power, oil, coal and water-power generation if the effect by a climate condition and profitability are removed. It is surely one crystal of progress of science. The directivity of an energy policy is one of the problems of the utmost importance of a country. Probably, there is also pressure of the industry and the organization depending on the existing energy. It seems to have started the government initiative under strong leadership. Well composed and excellent tone/clarity. Unluckily, it is a cloudy sky on that day.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-09-05 12:11
Ay, Murat -- people can be SO ignorant! The law is unequivocal -- if it is a public space (meaning not just public property, but private property where the public is welcomed, such as a shopping center), photography is not only allowed, it cannot be prohibited.
Here, courtesy of the ACLU, is a great summary of OUR rights as photographers. The beginning tells you all you need to know (but follow the link, as the details are quite educational!) -- "Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right..."
There was also the inspirational story of a young man with a communications handicap, harassed by "Security" officers on public transit in Baltimore. This guy is my hero! Video that he shot, politely but insistently resisting the illegal orders of the transit cops, can be seen here (scroll down).
So... KEEP SHOOTING!
ourania (18506) 2013-09-05 13:39
I didn't know about these innovative solar panels, a very interesting subject. I'll show your picture to a friend who owns solar panel parks. Your picture is well composed and clear and gives us a thorough description through effective use of perspective and scale as well. The heavy sky and scarce and moody light create a sense of irony:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
photoray (6628) 2013-09-05 14:38
"It is easier to receive Forgiveness, than it is to get Permission". This was one of my axioms when I worked for Transportation.
Your view includes a garden of flowers which helps contrast with the mechanical solar panels.
A side note: The City of Los Angeles's Water & Power District has a huge parking lot for its employees completely covered with solar panels, which does my heart good, instead of oil or coal energy.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (5143)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix AW100, JPEG Normal
- Exposure: f/4.7, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 19:48